Lennox Inn 1791

Lennox Inn 1791

69 Fox Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
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The Lennox Inn tavern room is carefully restored to circa 1800 appearance. The floor is accurately painted with correct period designs and colors. Note the slatted wooden barrier in the top center. This was pulled down after "last call" when the Lennox ran its tavern. Now, this room is where breakfast is served.
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#6 of 8 inns in Lunenburg
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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3.8 of 5 bubbles
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Canada's oldest inn.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
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Fireplace
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Clothes rack
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Extra long beds
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69 Fox Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
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Good for walkers
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Jim H wrote a review Aug 2021
Edmonton, Canada66 contributions6 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stay in this gem of a heritage building dating from 1791 if you have the chance! Charming and tastefully decorated Inn in UNESCO world heritage site. Rooms are comfortable and cozy. No TV which is a nice break when on holiday. Healthy breakfast was tasty and a good way to start your day. Best coffee in NS!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Talk to Robert. He renovated this Inn himself, knows the history of the Inn firsthand and...
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Ursula J wrote a review Aug 2015
vancouver65 contributions87 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We were somewhat apprehensive about the Lennox Inn before arriving, based on some previous reviews (musty smells, etc.). This was a last minute trip along the coast of Nova Scotia, with Lunenburg as our destination. So not much planning went into this one. When we called (several hours previous to arrival), the owner, on trust, said he would hold two rooms for the four of us. After a few delays on our part, we arrived to find rooms that were clean, large, well (and historically) appointed. We shared a bathroom, which did not prove to be a problem. The Inn is centrally located, minutes on foot to downtown.
The Lennox Inn seems to be a genuine labour of love for Robert, the owner/inn keeper. In each room is a detailed, and fascinating, account of the Inn's history.The restoration was personally undertaken over several years by the owner. Yes, there was a smell, but I loved it. Just the odor of a very old, historic building. NOT the mould we were afraid we might find.
The breakfast was varied, plentiful and, thankfully, homemade. The oatmeal/porridge was a standout. Actually cooked!
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Date of stay: July 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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veronica n wrote a review Jun 2016
Toronto, Canada14 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Lennox Inn made me feel like I should have arrived on a horse and wagon---it felt that authentic. The story of its renovation made it even more interesting.

Some of the details really stand out---such as the stenciled wooden floors, fireplaces, plaster walls and four poster beds.

Despite the 18th century feel, the availability of wi-fi was from the 21st century. Clean bedrooms and bathrooms. Breakfast had a good selection of hot and cold foods. The coffee was excellent.

Glad we found this historic gem.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PiperGuy wrote a review Jul 2014
Woodslee, Canada165 contributions67 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed one night in the Fox Room. My sole purpose was to experience something unique with my 15 year old daughter. Absolutely wonderful. Not posh but one must recognized the true and hidden value Robert has kept alive. Well done sir! Lunenburg must be proud to have a person who values history! PS take a horse drawn ride and see the dock area!
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Date of stay: July 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Arnold E. wrote a review Sep 2012
Shelter Island, New York107 contributions114 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved the Lennox Inn. It really is like traveling back in time, with all the rooms painstakingly restored as they might have appeared in the 1790s, down to the paint colors and the cool cage bar in the old tavern room (now breakfast room). But this isn't a kitschy "theme" inn or something; everything is done with really good, really simple, New England-ish taste. (Obviously, some people don't "get" that, or don't like that kinda thing. Some people want Italian shampoos in the bathroom and Toblerones in a mini-bar. If that's what you're looking for, this isn't for you.) We had a weekend at the Lennox Inn with our two small kids (ages 2 and 5), and the owner was very kind and patient when they got a bit overexcited and noisy while eating their morning waffles. Many inns, especially places with antiques, don't allow children, and it was very friendly of the owner to take us in stride. The location is perfect, right in the heart of historic Luneburg.
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Date of stay: September 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Some rooms have en suite bath; one or two have a shared bath in hall. Make sure to ask which...
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Kathleen M wrote a review Nov 2011
Portland, Oregon84 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was the first of October when Robert Crum answered the door to his B&B - the oldest continuously run inn in Canada (established 1791). Our Cornwallis Room was spacious with a four poster bed, ancient fireplace (one of four in the house) at the top of the stairs with a separate, but modern, bathroom next door.

Our hearty breakfast was served in what was the old tavern room - complete with candlelight. A step back in time - I felt like I was back in the 1800's.
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Date of stay: October 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eliza K wrote a review Oct 2011
Bretton Woods, New Hampshire10 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I came to Lunenberg at the end of August without a reservation. We looked at a few waterfront properties, but we were disappointed by the lack of character in the rooms we saw. They were more motel type rooms than B&B's. Then we came to the Lennox Inn and immediately knew we had found the place we wanted to stay. It has a lot of character and its amazing how much work went into renovating the Inn to its roots. Something the guidebook doesn't mention is that the breakfast is amazing!! My husband and I are still thinking about the banana waffles a month later...
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Date of stay: August 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mickeykitty wrote a review Jul 2011
Minneapolis, Minnesota60 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would highly recommend the Lennox Inn for those who are interested in history. It is not a posh spa-like B&B, but rather a historically accurate experience---though a very comfortable one at that. We had a huge room with 2 double beds and a bathroom down the hall. No TV because that wouldn't be very 1791, but there are plenty of outlets and wifi too. The breakfast exceeded our expectations: waffles, eggs, oatmeal, all eaten in the "tavern room". This isn't a busy place, but I'm not sure why because its a great travel experience.
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Date of stay: July 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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kudepi wrote a review Sep 2010
Roma, Italia2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is probably the nicest B&B we stayed during our canadian trip. The historical building is unique, perfectly restored, genuine without frills. The overall experience was very good. The room (we had the double bed one) was large and confortable. Breakfast was good, fresh with very good homemade muffins and eggs. We did not try the porridge because we don't like it. At any rate, breakfast is secondary with such a nice setup, breakfast room (especially the floor) is something.
We were quite surprised by reading some of the posts regarding this place. We found plenty of soap (of different kinds) in the bathroom. Still, it is puzzling that one can base a review on the presence or absence of kleenex: this is a historical place offering a unique experience, you should not expect a standard hotel. It is highly recommended for the curious traveller.
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Date of stay: August 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Geraldine M wrote a review Jul 2018
Vancouver, Canada34 contributions35 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in the Cornwallis Room which shares a bathroom with another room. The room itself is very large. The building has been restored based on the time it was built which is part of the appeal for me. The central location is great for walking around Lunenburg.
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Date of stay: July 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Jim H wrote a tip Aug 2021
Edmonton, Canada66 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Talk to Robert. He renovated this Inn himself, knows the history of the Inn firsthand and provides great triprecommendations."
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StephanieMoWa wrote a tip Jun 2014
Port Angeles, Washington20 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The only decision is to share or not to share a bathroom. The property is very small. Our room (with a shared bathroom) was huge, with two beds."
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Arnold E. wrote a tip Sep 2012
Shelter Island, New York107 contributions114 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some rooms have en suite bath; one or two have a shared bath in hall. Make sure to ask which you're getting."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lennox Inn 1791
Which popular attractions are close to Lennox Inn 1791?
Nearby attractions include St. John's Anglican Church (0.1 km), Bluenose II (0.4 km), and Lunenburg Historic District (0.3 km).
Is parking available at Lennox Inn 1791?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lennox Inn 1791?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Savvy Sailor, Lincoln Street Food, and Salt Shaker Deli and Inn.
Is Lennox Inn 1791 located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Lunenburg.
Are there any historical sites close to Lennox Inn 1791?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ironworks Distillery (0.6 km) and Knaut-Rhuland House Museum (0.3 km).
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